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Feb 2, 2013 11:20am EST
says expand first, worry later. california just raised taxes in part to cover their medicaid deficit, and that means 350 million more to pay for obama- care next year. that is not us, that is not south carolina. the federal government likes to wait around a $9 match like is a symbol or bullets. -- like it is a silver bullet. what good are any dollars when they come through a program that does not allow us the flexibility to make the decisions that are in the best interest of the people of south carolina. in the end, i cannot support this expansion for a very simple reason. as long as i am governor of south carolina i will not implement the public policy disaster that is obamacare medicaid expansion. instead we need to improve health care. and we will. we are taking a lead in payment reform. this year alone, over $40 million of payments are tied to performance. which means better outcomes for patients and south carolina tax payers. we are asking beneficiaries to become more engaged in their health. if a patient does not follow a dr.'s advice to stop smoking or does not take their medi
Feb 2, 2013 1:30pm EST
and it won't saddle future legislatures -- or future generations -- with the washington, d.c.-style deficits that montana has avoided during this recession. let's not miss this chance. the same goes for cuts to the business equipment tax, which is a tax on the market value of equipment a business owns. the last legislature reduced this tax rate, across the board, for every company in the state. let's take the next step and eliminate that tax for 11,000 montana businesses -- two- thirds of the companies that pay it. doing so will directly benefit the main street businesses in your communities. the parrot confectionary has been making and selling candy on last chance gulch in helena since 1922. under my proposal, the parrot would no longer pay this tax. chinook windows in great falls manufactures and distributes windows made for the harsh montana climate. they can use the business equipment tax dollars they've been paying to further invest in their business. under my proposal, the iron horse in missoula would also have a little more breathing room in their bottom line. from manufacturers to re
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